Ukraine was started by students of Sumy State University in 1992. P-CED became involved in 2009 during the 15th annual conference. Our approach was to begin to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of economics for ecology in an overall context of economics in transition. The world economy, including Ukraine’s, had been hit hard by the economic meltdown in autumn of 2008.
For the remainder of 2009, study notes were added to the end of the online copy of the 2009 paper. This section explains those various study notes. The 2010 paper was an introduction to people-centered economics, including P-CED’s treatise. The 2010 presentation was based on feedback and discussions with students during the 2009 conference.
Study notes subsequent to the 2010 conference are here.
Donkeys are stolen, skinned in Africa to feed Chinese demand
No donkey could be left in Kenya in five years (sign the petition - below)
Dawn was just beginning to break when Joseph Kamonjo Kariuki woke to find his donkeys missing. The villager searched the bush frantically for the animals he depends on to deliver water for a living. But they were nowhere to be found.
It was the village’s children who led Kariuki to the ghastly remains. Three bloody, severed donkey heads lying on the ground. “I was in shock,” said Kariuki, who is known in his Kenyan village of Naivasha as “Jose wa Mapunda”. “Joseph of the Donkeys” in Swahili.
The latest victims of a black market for donkey skins
Kariuki believes his donkeys were the latest victims of a black market for donkey skins. These skins are a key ingredient in a Chinese health fad. Which is threatening the beasts of burden many Africans rely on for farm work and transporting loads.
Why Yemen’s civil war is personal for Mohammed bin Salman – Saudi Arabia’s involvement in Yemen explained
Fifteen years ago Abdullah al-Hakem and Mohammed bin Salman were two 18-year-old men leading very different lives on either side of the Saudi-Yemeni border. Abdullah, a scrawny young man little more than five feet tall, was a primary-school teacher in Dahyan, a hamlet on the outskirts of Sa’dah city, the capital of a backwater province in the remote north of Yemen. What little infamy he had came from his proximity to Hussein Badr al-Din al-Houthi, a charismatic and controversial cleric and a vocal critic of Yemen’s then-president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. Abdullah al-Hakem had become an enthusiastic participant in his movement.
“This is good news not only for the environment, but also for businesses, who can stand to benefit from reducing the costs associated to plastic use,” Mr. Trudeau told reporters Saturday.
Mr. Trudeau said Canada will also invest $100-million to rid oceans of global plastic pollution. According to the federal government, less than 10 per cent of all plastics are recycled worldwide. It also says there are more than 150 million tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans and, at this rate, plastics could outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050.
By Dennis J Bernstein
In a recent communication between Randy Credico, an Assange supporter, comic and radio producer, and Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, Assange’s fear of arrest and extradition to the US was confirmed by the leader of the Russia-gate frenzy.
Credico received the following response from Schiff after meeting the the Congressman’s staff, in which Credico was trying to connect Assange with Schiff: “Our committee would be willing to interview Assange when he is in U.S. Custody and not before.”
Dennis Bernstein spoke with John Pilger, a close friend and supporter of Assange on May 29. The interview began with the statement Bernstein delivered for Pilger at the Left Forum last weekend in New York on a panel devoted to Assange entitled, “Russia-gate and WikiLeaks”.
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EU motorists forced to burn more palm oil and rainforest to meet green energy targets – new data
Transport & Environment, June 7, 2018
The use of palm oil for EU biofuels dwarfs the amount used to make cookies, hazelnut spreads, ice cream, shampoo, lipsticks – and other food and cosmetic products. That’s according to new industry data which shows diesel cars and trucks burned 51% of all the palm oil used in Europe in 2017.
Since the introduction of an EU law to promote biofuels in 2009, palm oil for biofuel has increased five times, from 825,000 tonnes in 2008 to 3.9 million tonnes in 2017, according to OILWORLD, industry reference for vegetable oils markets.
Today, European vehicles burn 38 times more palm oil than Nutella uses globally, and even 16 times more than the world’s largest user of palm oil for food making, Unilever.
Palm oil expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia drives deforestation and peatland drainage, while releasing greenhouse gas emissions and destroying the habitats of endangered species like orangutans. According to the Globiom study for the European Commission, palm oil biodiesel is three times worse for the climate than diesel.
Lone-wolf hackers yield to mature businesses
By Tamas Gaidosch - Finance & Development, June 2018
Cybercrime is now a mature industry operating on principles much like those of legitimate businesses in pursuit of profit. Combating the proliferation of cybercrime means disrupting a business model that employs easy-to-use tools to generate high profits with low risk.
Long gone are the legendary lone-wolf hackers of the late 1980s, when showing off level 99 computer wizard skills was the main reason to get into other people’s computers. The shift to profit making, starting in the 1990s, has gradually taken over the hacking scene to create today’s cybercrime industry, with all the attributes of normal businesses, including markets, exchanges, specialist operators, outsourcing service providers, integrated supply chains, and so on. Several nation-states have used the same technology to develop highly effective cyber weaponry for intelligence gathering, industrial espionage, and disrupting adversaries’ vulnerable infrastructures.
Cybercrime has proliferated even though the supply of highly skilled specialists has not kept pace with the increasing technical sophistication needed to pull off profitable hacks with impunity. Advanced tooling and automation have filled the gap. Hacking tools have evolved spectacularly over the past two decades. In the 1990s, so-called penetration testing to find vulnerabilities in a computer system was all the rage in the profession.
Most tools available at that time were simple, often custom built, and using them required considerable knowledge in programming, networking protocols, operating system internals, and various other deeply technical subjects. As a result, only a few professionals could find exploitable weaknesses and take advantage of them.
Since January 2014, Kenya Forest Service guards have carried out a series of violent evictions of the Sengwer indigenous people from their homes in Embobut forest. While the evictions took place the Kenya Forest Service was funded by international donors, including the World Bank, the European Union, and the Finnish government.
These internationally funded aid projects failed to learn the lessons from the previous projects. The evictions and violence against the Sengwer, and other indigenous peoples in Kenya, were simply ignored in project documents.
Now the UNDP and the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) are working on developing a REDD programme in Kenya. A Draft Project Document produced in February 2018 shows no sign that any lessons have been learned.
Families torn apart
Ismail Kirop, a Sengwer man, describes what happened to him on 2 April 2017 when he was filming Kenya Forest Service guards burning houses in Embobut forest:
New Study Says:
90 percent of all animal species appeared at the same time
As it turns out, DNA barcoding has proven that 90 percent of all more complex species on Earth appeared at the same time, as if Earth was seeded with these lifeforms.
Massive Genetic Study Reveals
90 Percent Of Earth’s Animals Appeared At The Same Time
By Nicole Arce - Tech Times - 30 May 2018
Landmark new research that involves analyzing millions of DNA bar-codes has debunked much about what we know today about the evolution of species.
In a massive genetic study, senior research associate at the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University Mark Stoeckle and University of Basel geneticist David Thaler discovered that virtually 90 percent of all animals on Earth appeared at right around the same time.
More than a dozen international aid organisations are implicated in a sex-for-food scandal documented by an official United Nations report that has never been published.
The Times has obtained a copy of the 84-page document produced by research teams working in refugee camps in west Africa for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Save the Children in 2001. It identified more than 40 aid organisations “whose workers are alleged to be in sexually exploitative relationships with refugee children”.
Many were small local charities but the list included 15 international organisations including the UNHCR and the World Food Programme and the British charities Save the Children and Merlin. International NGOs including Médecins Sans Frontières, Care International, the International Rescue Committee, the International Federation of Red Cross Societies and the Norwegian Refugee Council were also named in the report.
- says refugees attack staff
The UN refugee agency in Westlands has be closed, amid claims of harassment by asylum seekers.
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees offices have been closed since May 22. However, the spokesman denied the claims.
“Appointments have been suspended due to attacks and threats by refugees against staff. Services will resume as soon their safety is guaranteed,” a text sent by the agency to some refugees on Wednesday read.
Our attempts to access the office on Thursday and Friday were futile. Security guards and police officers blocked the office. They violently chased away refugees.
“The office is not closed. UNHCR continues to receive refugees and interact with refugees in various ways. Refugees are continuously being received at Shauri Moyo. We also have a 24 hour helpline which refugees can call,” spokesperson Yvonne Ndege said.
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